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Felony IPA - Prism Brewing Company

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Felony IPAFelony IPA

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigMike on 11-11-2011)
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

KlayWey, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

jjd315, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

StaindProject86, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(best by 01/17/15 - poured into a balloon)

L: the clearest brew I've seen by Prism - only a mild, dull-polished haze... ultra-frothy/sudsy white foam with a soapy shine, doesn't stay long in pad-form - collects as many larger bubbles on one edge of the glass... I do believe this beer has legs

S: their signature character can be found here - must be the yeast... woody malts, exotic flowers, dried grapefruit peel... little bit of perfumy booze poking through in the back... slight peppery notes highlighting the fruity aromas, as well as a touch of hippy b.o.

T: lemon/yellow-grapefruit, herbal-like, concentrated bitterness to the hops that stuns the tongue, while the dry, toasty malts sneak around its sides and dance on the back of the palate... the bitterness stings, while the alcohol rubs salt in the wound - after several sips, all that's left to taste is high-test lemon polish - good stuff, though

F: has Prism's characteristic porcelain smoothness in its light-medium body and soft, dry finish... very easy drinking, even at 10%

O: not all that bad... if their goal was to make the most bracingly-bitter IPA they could, I think they've done it

Bouleboubier, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

muchos, Sep 19, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +4.2%

LaLaSnite, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

DATE REVIEWED: August 31, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Labor Day celebration begins early... APPEARANCE: intimidating dark, murky burnt sienna body that hoists thick, foamy off-white head; lacing stratifies beautifully and with balance... AROMA: explosive hop bomb that borders on pure syrup--but the cone is legitimately a west coast varietal; welcoming despite its intensity... PALATE: full-bodied, somewhat crunchy--but highly drinkable at 10 ABV! incredibly long aftertaste... TASTE: the hops are strong though not aromatic; the malts are present but not noticeable; a rather middling effect, with heat overtaking the profile ...OVERALL: impossible to say this is better than Two-Hearted or Heavy Seas, but third place in the roommates IPA challenge isn’t too shabby considering the competition--this packs a warming wallop, a powerful albeit more singular profile than other BIG IPAs...

dacrza1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%

Yellolab2010, Sep 01, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

sammyt728, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

LukeLorence, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Navysqurl, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

BeenTired, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

thgreatrandini, Aug 18, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

chrishvee, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3/5  rDev -16%

Poured into an ale chalice: color is opaque copper, head is white and presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring with some light lacing.

Smell is lightly boozy, with hops not too aromatic on a cool pour, malt is lightly sweet.

Taste is not as boozy, with malt sweetness presenting and hop flavor somewhat muddled. Maybe the hop mixture complicates flavor identification. Fruitiness definitely comes through as strong from the strength and fermentation.

Mouthfeel starts harsh but is subdued as it warms, creating a softer presence on the tongue.

Overall, a good beer to try but seems to muddled in its idea, the hops are just bitter and the malt flavors are a touch too sweet.

mvanaskie13, Aug 14, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had sample at SN Beer camp Philly

A-Pours a deep hazy orange. Light dissipating head.

S-Aroma was on the light side of floral hops and grapefruit.

T-Taste is a mix of floral and some citrus hops.

M-Mouthfeel was a light body and medium to low carbonation.

O-Overall not a bad DIPA, just not great.

reebtaerG, Aug 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

stephenjmoore, Aug 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't know how this beer got so many good reviews: this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. Coming from Philadelphia I'm spoiled with Victory, Yards, and Philadelphia BC so I thought I would try another PA beer. I thought the wrapping was gimmicky with the cartoon 50's greaser but I thought I would try it out. The color is a murky amber with a very very slight head that disappears. The taste is what really killed me. I love IPAs they are my favorite beer, but I wan to be punched in the face by hops when drinking one let alone a double IPA but I got none of that. All I could taste was lacquer thinner like I was making a new surfboard and some malt then bad bitter not the good kind. I was being nice giving this beer a 1.

CervezaSnob, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Chaos_31, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

JD_Schaffer, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

brewer_drew, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

salthemonster, Jul 18, 2014
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Felony IPA from Prism Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.